One thing lead to another and I stumbled on Esopus Magazine’s website. The magazine presents content from all creative disciplines in a seriously non-commercial format. It is a swell magazine, living its mission of trying to connect artists with a broader public. Each issue includes a free online MP3 player of music created by various artists such as Devendra Banhart, Asobi Seksu and Tom Kruegeraround, around the theme. My favorite is “Ouija” and “Spam”. It’s especially good music to work by.
Hot tip: If you follow this link to the archive page of the first issue, and click on “Esopus CD #1: Public Domain”, you’ll get an MP3 player from which you can access the music of any/every issue (just click the drop-down menu on the upper right of the player).